Alison McMahan is an award-winning screenwriter, optioned author, and documentary filmmaker. She is the president of Homunculus Productions, LLC, a company that producers training films, industrials and documentaries. Recent films include the training film LIVING WITH LANDMINES (2005), and an industrial and a PSA for Pensamento Digital, an NGO in Brazil that provides computers and internet access to poor communities. She is currently in production on GLUTEUS MAXXIMUS, about a race car designer building a record-breaking street-legal drag car, and THE EIGHT FACES OF JANE (2013). From 2001-2003 she held a Mellon Fellowship in Visual Culture at Vassar College where she built a virtual reality environment with a biofeedback interface for CAVEs (computer automated virtual environments). From 1997 to 2001 she was an associate professor, teaching film history and theory and new media at the University of Amsterdam. She is the author of the award-winning book ALICE GUY BLACHÉ, LOST CINEMATIC VISIONARY (Continuum 2002) and THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON: ANIMATING LIVE ACTION IN HOLLYWOOD (Continuum 2005).